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Basel Minster, Basel
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Situated on a hill above the Rhine River, the medieval Basel Minster remains one of the city's major landmarks, its duo of slim towers a dominant feature in the Old Town's skyline. Erected gradually between 1019 and 1500, the building combines the finest elements of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, its colored roof tiles visible from distant corners of the city. Inside you can see a 19th-century lectern carved out of sandstone and a crypt containing the tombs of Basel's early bishops. For a bird's-eye view of the city, the river, and the Black Forest in the distance, climb the church's southern tower. Plan your Basel Minster visit and explore what else you can see and do in Basel using our Basel trip builder.
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  • The view from the top of the monument is quite breathtaking. You can admire the Canton Basle safely, as the walls and balconies are very high. The hardest part is to climb all the stairs because they are really a lot! And above all, are small and very tight. When you get near the end there's the Bell, that if we go under at noon is a disaster because it jars! But all this does not spoil anything what you see coming up on ...
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  • I visited the place twice: in the evening to enjoy the view and the lights from the terrace overlooking the river and in the morning to visit the monument. I liked the exterior best, the inside is qui...  more »
  • During a short visit to Basel we visited the Christmas market in the old town. Although somewhat cold weather it was a nice experience and some drops of the local christmas brew was making the evening...  more »
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  • Beautiful sandstone used to build this structure. Most of the city was destroyed by an earthquake and then fires, so almost everything at one point was rebuilt. You can go up to the top of the towers for $5 Francs
  • It is a very beautiful church. Don't forget to check out the closter either.
  • The climb wasn't too arduous and the views from the top are great. We only went up one of the spires, but you can climb either or both with the same entry fee.
  • Amazing Cathedral and wonderful Rhein River view behind the Cathedral 👍👍👍
  • Beautiful and lovely view of the city (klein Basel). To appreciate the importance, a guided tour is a must.